After being rushed to the hospital via ambulance on December 15th, two emergency surgeries, entering a hospice unit on Thursday evening and succumbing to lung failure at 4:45pm Tuesday afternoon, I have two things to say.

  1. I love you, Mom. Someday, we'll meet again and I'll bring you a double cheeseburger.
  2. If you smoke, STOP! Her death was agonizing and horrific. It broke my heart to watch it.